Engineering Planner

Gold Group Ltd.
£40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
13 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
My Client is looking for an Engineering Planner to join them at their Ampthill site. As the company looks to grow its UK business over the next five years, it sees new opportunities to partner with the UK government to meet the country's global defence and security needs. This will be on a permanent basis. My client has become known as a leading UK defence engineering company, delivering on a broad range of contracts for the MoD, prime contractors across the wider UK market and international defence ministries. Specific Job Description My client currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Planner to work on internal makes and NBAE. However they may be deployed wherever there is a project need. Accountable to Programme/Project Manager or Control Account Manager for the planning, monitoring and controlling of scope, schedule, resource & cost on assigned projects. Scope resource and cost planning, monitoring, cost reporting and Earned Value Analysis will be performed using SAP. MS Project will be utilized to produce schedules and associated progress reporting. The Planner/Project Controller shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the following: Schedule all activities associated with assigned Projects/Control Accounts to produce an integrated schedule, update as required, and report potential problems/problem areas to the Control Account Manager for action. Identify and validate the critical path on the project. Communicate the critical path to the project team. Resource load schedules (where applicable) and maintain a Performance Measurement Baseline in MS Project through integrating SBCRs into the baseline and forecast. Status the schedule, analyse and report project progress and resource requirements. Ensure the schedule is traceable to other data sources - Work Breakdown Structure, Organisational Breakdown Structure, Integrated Master Plan and the risk register Produce look ahead reports from the schedule for the integrated product teams Ensure that the schedules adhere to the 14 point health check tool Identify, logically link and maintain dependencies between various work streams Assists Control Account Manager in generating data/information for presentations and reports to project management or the customer. Consolidate data in the schedule for Control Account Manager's review and approval. Generate Variance Analysis Reports on a monthly basis to cover schedule variance at completion information with corrective actions. Work with the CAM to implement the corrective actions to re-align the work to the baseline. Integrate the schedule data into the cost system. Responsibilities Required skills, qualifications and experience A strong individual who will ensure that best planning practice is always adhered to, even in occasional pressurised situations. Proven understanding of all aspects of Earned Value Management (EVM) The ability to quickly pick up new tool sets and processes, with good analytical skills. Proven ability to analyse schedules and cost data for impending difficulties and clearly communicate to Project Manager/Control Account Manager. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Desirable Skills: Working knowledge of and experience in MS Project 2007/2010 or similar scheduling tools. Working knowledge of and experience in SAP cost planning & reporting Experience in the development, maintenance and control of complex event-driven Integrated Master Schedules (IMS). Experience in planning and scheduling in complex design and development programmes (preferably MoD or Defence related) and be able to understand and work with a technical and skill-diverse team Working Hours Week 1 Mon - Thur 8.30am - 5.30pm. Fri 8.30am - 4.00pm Week 2 Mon - Thur 8.30am - 5.30pm. Fri Day off Lunch break 30 mins each day THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO HOLD SECURITY CLEARANCE (SC) BASELINE TO START Click apply now to be considered This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview. This job was originally posted as

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